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What is the Information Prompt in the Lower Right Corner?

1. What is the Information Prompt in the Lower Right Corner?

When you import the model into ideaMaker, the information of the model will be displayed in the lower right corner of ideaMaker, including model name, bounding box size, triangles, edges etc.

Model Information

Figure 1 Model Information

2. What does the prompt message in the lower right corner contain?

  1. Model refers to the name of the model.
  2. Bounding Box(mm) refers to the size of the model.
Bounding Box

Figure 2 Bounding Box

Note:

  1. When rotating model or scaling the model, if you choose “Local Transform”, the size of “Local Bounding Box” will be displayed.
  2. World Transform refers to global scale based on printer’s coordinate axis.

1) Local Transform refers to zoom scale based on model’s coordinate axis.

Figure 3 Bounding Box

"Local Bounding Box”

Figure 3 “Local Bounding Box”

 

2) Triangles refers to the number of triangles in the model. Model faces are subdivided into triangles. A model with a higher number of triangles will usually have a smoother surface effect, but will lead to system overloading.

Triangles

Figure 4 Triangles


3) Edges
refers to the number of edges in the model.

The number of edges

Figure 5 The number of edges.

 

4) Non-Manifold Edges refers to the number of non-manifold edges in the model. Generally, there are two types of non-manifold errors, one is an open object which means the model has holes or loose edges, another one is extra faces such as internal faces, overlapping faces etc.

Non-manifold edges

Figure 6 Non-manifold edges


5) Error Orientation Faces
refers to the number of error orientation faces in the model. In geometry, the orientation of an object (such as a line, a plane or a rigid body) is used to describe how it is placed in the space in which it is located. If the model is displayed in green, you’ll need to flip mesh orientation.

 

Model has an error

Figure 7 Model has an error

 

Note: You can select “Repair”> “Flip Mesh Orientation” on the Menu Bar to flip the orientation of the model.

 

 

Flip Mesh Orientation

Figure 8 Flip Mesh Orientation

3. How to Repair the Error Displayed in the Lower Right-Hand Corner?

  1. When there is an error in the model, a yellow warning sign will be displayed in the lower right corner, and the error message of the model (such as Non-Manifold Edges) will be displayed.

    Model Error Message

    Figure 9 Model Error Message

  2. Click the “Repair” tool in the Tool Bar, ideaMaker will automatically repair the errors in the model.

    ideaMaker will automatically repair the errors

    Figure 10 ideaMaker will automatically repair the errors

  3. In the “Repair” menu, ideaMaker provides a variety of repair options, such as “Remove Duplicate Faces”, “Remove Isolated Faces”, “Fix Face Orientation”, “Flip Mesh Orientation”, and “Fix Holes”. You can fix the errors on your model one by one according to your need.

    "Repair” menu

    Figure 11 “Repair” menu

  4. If the errors in the model cannot be eliminated after being repaired, you can return to 3Ds MAX, Rhino, Maya, PROE, Solidworks and other modeling software to edit or repair the model.